BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A superfood that helps to clear skin, boost energy, promote better digestive health, improve brain function, and more, kombucha is the drink of the moment. Intrigued? Skeptical? Just crack open a copy of KOMBUCHA! The Amazing Probiotic Tea that Cleanses, Heals, Energizes, and Detoxifies (Avery; November 5, 2013; Paperback Original & eBook), by Eric and Jessica Childs.
Eric and Jessica (who also happens to be a molecular biologist), have been brewing the drink since 2007 as the wildly popular Kombucha Brooklyn, and they are the ultimate guides to all things ’buch. Readers everywhere will benefit from their comprehensive, detailed, and witty advice on the story and science behind the delicious, healthy drink with the funny name. Across five engaging sections, KOMBUCHA! offers clear, expert guidance on everything you ever wanted to know about kombucha, including:
What exactly is kombucha?
Why you should drink kombucha – an all-natural performance enhancer, health experts laud its balancing and energizing properties
Basic brewing and bottling techniques
How easy it is to brew your own kombucha at home using ordinary kitchen ingredients
Essential hardware and tools for making kombucha at home
Additional ways to use kombucha – from “kocktails” to “kosmetics,” it’s the drink that keeps on giving.
How to jazz up your kombucha with natural flavor combinations
Unlike countless other food trends, kombucha has literally been around for centuries. Beloved by generations of people, kombucha’s growing influence has made it a mainstream culinary delight that’s also astoundingly good for you. As Eric (aka The Kombuchman) says, “Whatever your reason for trying kombucha, you will be amazed with how easy it is to make and how effective it is in optimizing your health.”
There are really no limits to kombucha’s uses and benefits. Whether it’s infused with tropical fruits, served with garden vegetables and vibrant herbs, or baked into a scrumptious apple pie, kombucha can be used to liven up any table, adding an array of probiotics and natural organic enzymes to your favorite meals. And when used in health and beauty products, kombucha awakens the skin, hair, and nails to radiant effect – all tips you can find within the pages of KOMBUCHA!
So what are you waiting for? Join the ’buch revolution today – your body will thank you for it.
The Amazing Probiotic Tea that Cleanses, Heals, Energizes, and Detoxifies
by Eric and Jessica Childs
Avery Paperback Original & eBook | November 5, 2013
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Eric “Kombuchman” Childs started Kombucha Brooklyn, KBBK, in his Williamsburg apartment in 2007. Today he is CEO of Kombucha Brooklyn, which now develops its home brew kits and liquid alchemy in the legendary Pfizer building in Brooklyn, NY, distributing their products and evangelizing for the kombucha lifestyle nationwide.
Jessica Childs is a published molecular biologist, holding a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Bard College and a Chef’s Training Certification from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. Eric invited Jessica, a fellow fermentation junkie, to help him bottle his home brew, and from the get-go, her experience with fermentation and her knowledge of microbiology and healthful culinary traditions fueled the growth of KBBK, as well as a romantic connection. Jessica and Eric are now married, Jessica is CFO and partner in KBBK, a family business.
Avery, an imprint focusing on health, wellness, fitness, psychology, and popular science, is best known for publishing cutting-edge, but accessible books from the top experts in their fields. Founded in 1976, Avery quickly established itself as the most successful independent publisher of health books in the market. Penguin Group (USA) acquired it as an imprint in 1999 with a strong commitment to continue publishing respected, up-to-the-minute books with a clear focus on helping people make the most of their lives. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House Company.